Srila Prabhupada gives a nice analogy in the Purport that when a son is feeling pained the father will also feel very pained. When we blaspheme devotees or chastise devotees we are indirectly causing pain to Krishna but when we worship devotees the Lord is pleased. Sometimes people are confused whether to worship Lord Shiva or not.
Prabhupada has been asked on numerous occasions to name his favourite sloka from Srimad Bhagavatam. He has mentioned many different verses depending on the time, circumstances place and who the enquirer is. One specific sloka Prabhupada emphasised a lot was 1.2.9.
I feel so fortunate that I have such wonderful and learned godbrothers and sisters who are sending valuable jewels from the King of the Scriptures! Really this family of devotees are very special because of Krsna and Gurudev's mercy!
I am sure that if you gather the cows in whole India today you can not come up to 210 million cows (which is only sufficient for one day of charity) what to speak of clothing them and put on the ornaments in each of 210 million cows.
Internet Communication is finally utilized properly for the better good of god consciousness. I am very glad that we are having this active forum for discussing KC. Kala Chakra prabhu is indeed controlling the wheel of time, by this noble service.
That's such a nice way of putting it prabhu. I liked it very much. Also, I was thinking how nicely Maharaj was reciting one of the prayers of Sukadeva Goswami in the second canto of Srimad Bhagavatam...(2.4.20) in singapore, just the day after vyasa puja.
I had promised one of my friends in Seattle, US, that i will send him copies of our Maharaj's lectures just after returning from my trip to Singapore for Vyasa puja. Somehow due to my laziness and imperfect time management (how nice of Maharaj to give me the name Kalacakra das ;)) I could not do that.
Like everyone, I did not want to believe it. But in my heart I knew it was true. I also knew that his departure was part of a greater plan and by Krishna's hand. What it is, I still do not know. But upon reflection, I can see that the stage had been set for this glorious event.
When you chant, be aware that you are serving Krsna, serving nama, and that you want to do it. I truly want to serve with bhava, but because I cannot serve Him in that way right now, still I will serve with whatever I have.
Any person authorized by either the Lord or by His bonafide representative is already blessed, as is the work entrusted to him. Of course, the person entrusted with such a responsibility should always be aware of his incapability and must always look for the mercy of the Lord for the successful execution of his duty
Having awakened faith in the narrations of My glories, being disgusted with all material activities, knowing that all sense gratification leads to misery, but still being unable to renounce all sense enjoyment, My devotee should remain happy and worship Me with great faith and conviction.
The instructions given to the disciple by the Spiritual Master at the time of initiation should be strictly followed. That will make one advance to the spiritual path. But if one deliberately defies such instructions, then his advancement is hampered from the very beginning.
It is not that Deity worship is lower than meditation. We don't mean that. Deity worship is the beginning of devotional service, as it will be mentioned in the Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu, how to approach the Deity, how to cleanse the floor, how to change the dress, flower, how to make aratrika, everything in detail there are.